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Posted Apr 16, '08 at 4:07pm

XCoheedX

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For those that don't know, today is the 1 year anniversary of the Virginia Tech massacre. An armed student came into the building and the shots went off leaving 32 dead, and many more injured. He then commited suicide in a setting of pure terror.

This really hit me hard when this happened. I live in Virgina, a couple hours from the college. When I got home, this is all that was on the news. "Virgina Tech Massacre! Many dead and injured. Campus on lockdown" My friends that had siblings at the college would call right in the middle of class just to make sure that they were alive. Luckily, none of their siblings were hurt.

This thread is to talk about how you feel about this, and to honor those that are dead. April 16th is a day to remember.

 

Posted Apr 16, '08 at 4:28pm

napolian654321

napolian654321

964 posts

its been a year? wow that was a very sad thing that happened

 

Posted Apr 16, '08 at 4:30pm

DaMasta333

DaMasta333

408 posts

If someone in that building had a gun, maybe not as many people would have died...

 

Posted Apr 16, '08 at 4:48pm

Armed_Blade

Armed_Blade

1,564 posts

Yeah, it was a sad day
I hated it. What really struck me hard that it wasnt' even the kids fault, well, partly. I think all or most of school shootings have been from ones that are insane.
I was pissed myself when I heard it, no one should go inside a school to kill America's future. Thats evil. It is a day to remember, I'll say that.

I just think that if people watch there sons and daughters and keep them good people it'll be alright. IF there insane, call the freaking police.

Glad none of your friends siblings were hurt, still, I feel sad for the 32 that died.

 

Posted Apr 16, '08 at 4:50pm

austinc

austinc

109 posts

Yeah that is sad. Also you were that close! Anyway it does not seem like it has been a year already it only seems like it has been about 3 months or so.

 

Posted Apr 16, '08 at 4:54pm

nick_coolhaha

nick_coolhaha

1,333 posts

It is? Wow, I never knew that, so I guess thanks for posting this. Also, it doesn't feel like it happened a year ago, it actually feels shorter. Oh, wait, I have a question to you XCoheedX, I pretty sure that you live in Virgina, so were you anywhere near that event when it took place and when you first heard about, what did you think?

 

Posted Apr 16, '08 at 5:09pm

DragonMistress

DragonMistress

1,141 posts

Knight

I was listening to NPR this morning and they were interviewing one of the survivors... the man was a saint, and very inspirational. Its scary that these things transcend both high schools and colleges... a month or so ago there were multiple death threats at my college. Most people stayed home, though classes were not officially cancelled. It puts all students in a tricky situation...

Days like this make me feel very lucky that nothing so tragic has happened in my life.

 

Posted Apr 16, '08 at 5:15pm

Megamickel

Megamickel

946 posts

How does this affect me? I didn't know anyone who died there. I don't like being sad, so why should I make myself sad over something that doesn't affect me?

 

Posted Apr 16, '08 at 5:17pm

Spartan

Spartan

2,924 posts

Ya I think schol neeed officers to start patrolling the halls.To keep schools safer.And thier should be metal detecters befroe they enter the school.This was a very sad thing but didnt effect me,but i felt bad for all the families

 

Posted Apr 16, '08 at 6:32pm

DaMasta333

DaMasta333

408 posts

I agree and disagree.

packing heat isn't for everyone, and I think it should be voluntary. I just think that there shouldn't be concealed weapons bans on school campuses. I hear stories on the radio almost every day here about a kid getting expelled for bringing "weapons" to school, like safety scissors. zero tolerance doesn't work.